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How to check my NIN number in 2023

How to check my NIN number in 2023

The National Identification Number (NIN) is an important method used in identifying citizens and residents in Nigeria. The NIMC had made it compulsory that everything we do both online on offline requires we input our NIN number to help identify us individually.

Your NIN must be linked to your phone number after you have gotten yours to avoid getting your Simcard blocked. If you haven’t, then this is your chance to Link your NIN to your sim card

This post will help you know how to check my NIN number using the ussd codes.

With the help of the National Identification Management Commission NIMC, there is a new easier way to check your NIN using your phone. With these, you have easy access to your NIN anytime, any day and anywhere.

 

        What is NIN

A national identification number, national identity number, or national insurance number is used by the governments of many countries as a means of tracking their citizens, permanent residents, and temporary residents for work, taxation, government benefits, health care, and other governmentally related functionn.

 

How to check my NIN number
How to check my NIN number

 

The National Identification Number (NIN) consists of 11 non-intelligible numbers randomly chosen and assigned to an individual at the completion of enrolment into the National Identity Database (NIDB).

Not to worry, NIMC’s USSD service enables you to retrieve your NIN conveniently using your mobile phone. To use this service, simply go through the following steps: dial *346# from the options displayed, select “NIN Retrieval”, by typing in ‘1’, if you are using the same phone number you enrolled with for your NIN.

The governments of many nations use a national identification number, national identity number, or national insurance number to track their citizens, permanent residents, and temporary residents for employment, taxation, government benefits, healthcare, and other government-related functions.

 

The National Identification Number (NIN), which is given to a person after their enrollment into the National Identity Database (NIDB) is complete, is made up of 11 incomprehensible numbers.

Not to worry, you may easily retrieve your NIN by utilising your mobile phone with NIMC’s USSD service. Follow these simple steps to utilise this service: If you are using the same phone number you enlisted with for your NIN, dial *346# and choose “NIN Retrieval” by entering in “1” from the options provided.

 

So you will have to read through to learn how to check my NIN number with your phone. Once you adhere to the steps listed in this blog post you will be able to check my NIN easily with your mobile phone.

With these steps no need to cram your NIN offhand as you can check it with your phone

 

How to retrieve or check my NIN Number online

This method is only for those who have registered for their NIN, as this step will help you retrieve your NIN using only your smartphone.

This method will also help you if you have misplaced your NIN slip as you can get your NIN with your phone. There is no need to get the NIN slip since only the number is needed.

 

  • USSD Code methods

This is one of the simplest methods used to check my NIN number online since you don’t need any internet connection or even a big smartphone. With your small Nokia touch phone, you can still check my NIN number with it.

Dial *346# on your phone to retrieve your NIN. This service is available on all the Nigerian Mobile Networks, including MTN, AIRTEL, GLO and 9mobile.

 

How to check my NIN number

How to check my NIN number
How to check my NIN number

 

By dialing *346# you will get your NIN number displayed on your phone screen.

Note: if you are using the same number you used in enrolling your NIN then you will have to select number “1”  which is NIN retrieval from the list of options displayed.

 

     Is the ussd code method free

Just like checking your BVN number, you will also be charged to check your BVN number using the ussd code method. But the charge is not much, just N20 which will be deducted from your credit balance.

Make sure you have enough airtime on your phone to be able to check your NIN.

 

How to check if My NIN number is ready

Once you have registered for your NIN you will be so eager to know when it will be ready. This information will save you the stress of always going to the NIMC offices to check your NIN. This is because you can check it online on the NIMC website.

 

To check if your NIN slip is ready and good for pickup, you will have to visit the NIMC website, www.nimc.gov.ng.

Scroll down the homepage and click on the E- ID card status portal to know if your card is ready and available for pick up at the activation centre.

 

How to check my NIN number
How to check my NIN number

 

How can I check my NIN number online

Honestly, there is no online method you can use to get your NIN online at the moment. You can only check for your NIN number using the ussd code method or by visiting any of their offices in Nigeria.

How to print your Improved NIN Slip

You may now print out your Improved NIN Slip in plastic, laminate it, and use it as a convenient physical form of identification that is small enough to fit in your pocket, bag, or wallet.

 

The Slip has a QR code that makes it simple for others to scan it with their phones and the NIMC MWS Mobile ID app to confirm its legitimacy. Get to know How to laminate your NIN slip

 

How to check my NIN number
How to check my NIN number

 

Conclusion

Knowing how to retrieve and check my NIN number anytime anywhere is a great way to save yourself from the stress of having to carry your NIN slip around.

Instead of cramming your NIN, you should instead know the ussd codes to use in retrieving it.

How to check my NIN number
How to check my NIN number

 

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